BOOK CLUB READER’S REVIEWS:
At Malvern Public Library, our Book Club is comprised of some of the community’s most avid readers. In starting off the new year, we decided to try something new and write reviews for some of our favorite titles we had read in 2017.
Mrs. Lincoln’s Rival by Jennifer Chiaverini
A Review by Barbara Vorthman:
“This is a New York Times bestseller, an astute and lively novel about politics before and during the Civil War era Washington.
Anyone interested in President Lincoln and Civil War history or historical fictions will like this book. Politics and Washington are seen through the eyes of two extraordinary women.
Kate Chase Sprague is the daughter of Salmon P. Chase, who rose to prominence as Secretary of the Treasury. Widowed, his daughter, Kate, established the role as hostess for her father and turned it into a father-daughter partnership bent on achieving the presidency. Everyone was impressed with Kate, except for Mrs. Lincoln. Mary Todd Lincoln felt Kate was a rival. If you like history with some romance, you will enjoy this novel.”
This title is currently available for check out from our collection and also happens to be our Book of the Month!
Some Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall
A Review by Galen Hunt:
“Ron was raised in a lower middle class white family. Denver was raised in the Red River Parish, Louisiana, by a black boy and worked as a share cropper. It’s a very touching story about the development of a friendship between Ron, his wife Debbie and Denver. It is a true story, and a movie was made about it.”
This title is currently available for check out from our collection, so be sure to stop in and check it out for yourself. This one comes highly recommended from our very own Book Club, which meets regularly every Tuesday night at 5:00 pm. We would love to see you there!
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